Document(s) published by this organization: 267
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|EEOC Releases Proposed Rule to Collect Pay Data from Employers|
Paul A. Patten, Jennifer L. Seda, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 29, 2016On the anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced proposed changes to its EEO-1 report, requiring employers to submit employee W-2 earnings and hours worked. All employers with at least 100 employees...
|OSHA Sets Hearing Date on Proposal to Drastically Limit Beryllium Exposure|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold an informal hearing to gather testimony on a comprehensive agency proposal on worker exposure to beryllium. The proposal would cut the permissible exposure limit (PEL) tenfold and impose employer mandates. The current limit, 2.0 µg/m3, has...
|New York State and New York City Guidance Focus Transgender Discrimination|
Ellen M. Bandel, Richard I. Greenberg, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016New York State and New York City have issued expansive new guidelines to protect the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
|NIOSH Proposes to Study Impact of a Worker Wellness Program|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking comment on a proposed study aimed at determining the effectiveness and economic return of a state-sponsored workers’ wellness program. It seeks to understand such a program’s impact on traditional occupational safety...
|Supreme Court Weighs in on Class Action ‘Pick-Off,’ but Leaves Significant Questions Unanswered|
Jeffrey W. Brecher; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 4, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court has eliminated a strategy defendants have used to stem the rising tide of class action lawsuits - offering the named plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit full relief, mooting their individual claim (regardless if they accept the offer), and along with it, rendering the class...
|Supreme Court: ERISA Plan Cannot Recover Settlement Funds that Have Already Been Spent|
William H. Payne, René E. Thorne; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed, ever so slightly, the ever-changing definition of “appropriate equitable relief” under ERISA Section 502(a)(3). In Montanile v. Board of Trustees of National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan, the high court addressed whether a plan fiduciary can...
|U.S. DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment Under the FLSA and MSPA|
Alison B. Crane, Neil H. Dishman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). This sub-regulatory guidance...
|MSHA Hits 23 Mines with Impact Inspections|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016A total of 23 mines across 11 states were targeted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for special emphasis inspections in November, and one of them — an Illinois cement plant — was tagged with 53 citations and five orders.
|OSHA and FAA Agree to Increased Cooperation and Information Sharing to Protect Aviation Whistleblowers|
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration have executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the enforcement of the whistleblower provisions in the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) (49 U.S.C....
|Faster Votes, But Few More Union Wins - A Surprising Look at ‘Quickie Election’ Rules at Year-End|
Philip B. Rosen, Thomas V. Walsh; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016After several years of drafting, handwringing, and litigation, in April 2015, the National Labor Relations Board’s new expedited election rules became effective. The employer community held its collective breath as they were rolled out. These rules substantially shortened the pre-election...